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Reviews for Illusions
Illusions is a quick and enjoyable romantic suspense… fans will enjoy this one. I know I did. ~ 4 Stars, Kari, From The TBR Pile Blog
5 Stars, Debra, Love To Read Romances
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About Kacey Hammell
The Writer: Kacey is a multi-published author who was encouraged to write by her beloved husband and quickly found herself writing fast and furiously. Not that she'll ever tell him those three dreadful words that he longs to hear... "You were right."
Kacey is a true romantic at heart. Nothing is better for her than two fated mates coming together to find their happily-ever-after. With a love of contemporary settings, modern day romances and the happily ever after, as well as the excitement of suspense, Kacey creates stories in genres she's familiar with and that she loves most. She also loves vampires who nibble the necks of the heroines, ghosts who can't leave a loved one, shape-shifters who are sexier than hell and the thought of her very own werewolf or were-cat to tame makes her tremble! Locked in her office, at her computer, she lets her lusty and exciting characters lead her through their trials and tribulations, love and their adventures. Detectives, P.I.'s, musicians, club owners, sassy and headstrong women all come to life in her heart and on paper.
The Wife and Mom: Born, raised and still living in her hometown in Ontario, Canada, Kacey found true love with her husband. As a Mom of three, Kacey has made certain that each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right.
Some of Kacey's favourite authors include: Suzanne Brockmann, JD Robb, Jaci Burton, Sara Brookes, Patricia A. Rasey, Sandra Brown, Rosalie Stanton, Jasmine Haynes, Maya Banks, Terri Schaefer, Lauren Dane, John Grisham, Cherry Adair ... to name a few.
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An Interview with Kacey Hammell
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Kacey, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Illusions and it's an sexy new suspenseful romance. Where did the idea for this exciting tale originate?
KH: Brady and Isabella came to me in a dream. It was as if they both walked into my bedroom and sat on the loveseat beside my bed. They told me of a murderer on the loose, a woman who'd done nothing to anyone but needed their help. Brady divulged the secret of his 'gift', the acceptance of those around him, and the secret of his relationship with Izzy. It was odd, whimsical and fantastic all at the same time!
HH: What can you tell us about Isabella and what makes her unique among your heroines?
KH: Izzy is one of the strongest of my heroines. Next would Alicia (in sequel to Illusions). Izzy takes no crap from anyone, says what she thinks, can be abrasive and has a bit of a potty-mouth. But she's loyal, fierce, protective and when she loves, she loves whole-heartedly, desperately and no holds barred. Her fiery temper has been compared to mine... I have no comment about that. *g*
HH: What can you tell us about Brady and what is special about him?
KH: Ahh, Brady -- a dastardly man who drives Isabella to the brink of crazy and back again. Sexy, strong, determined. When he falls in love, he's in it for the long haul. He was in love once, asked her to marry him but she couldn't handle his 'seer' ability. That he can see things as they happen or have happened, was too much to handle. Brady learned a lot about himself because of her and he shied away from commitment. However, once he becomes involved with Izzy, he has no choice but to follow his heart. Brady was the first hero I ever wrote, he holds a very dear place in my heart.
HH: In your opinion, what is essential in writing a good romantic suspense story?
KH: For me, having the bad guy in mind from the beginning was beneficial for Illusions. I didn't expect quite the bang of an resolution but the manifestation of the bad guy was dominate in my mind and I wrote a lot about him/his actions before I wrote some other parts of the story. I think the villains/villainesses can make for a great Rom. Suspense. And of course, the romance between the h/h has to be just as exciting and dominate. The two have to mesh well.
HH: What else do each of you have in store for lucky readers?
KH: The sequel to Illusions is in editing right now. Awakenings should still be out in 2012. We learn how Alicia deals with things after her ordeal in Illusions.
I have a couple of stories submitted with publishers. Waiting for news on those. Many WIPs that are deep in my head and I can't wait to finish, polish and release.
HH: How has the romance genre changed since you began writing?
KH: More and more authors are pushing the envelope with their writing. Some aren't balancing the romance with other factors like sexual content and deep plots. There are some stories that are supposed to be romances but it's not prevalent when reading. Makes me a little bit sad to know that that aspect has changed.
HH: What changes in the market please you most?
KH: I like the idea of self-publishing for the fact that many authors have a lot of stories to tell but waiting on a publisher sometimes takes too long. And self-publishing is beneficial for authors that have older titles that have been out of publication for a long time and some publishers don't wish to re-issue those titles.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
KH: Music, movies, television all inspire ideas. As do news reports, personal real life happenings of the past and present. I believe all authors can take a small idea and expand it greatly into a story.
HH: What's your favorite book so far in 2012?
KH: Oh, there are some I've read that have stuck with me. These three titles are the ones that stick out the most and I've read 2x so far since their release. Yep, just that good...
On One Condition by Diane Alberts is an amazing story that held me captive from start to finish!
A Wolfish Scandal by Sandra Sookoo... I don't read Historical Romances usually but I love how this author does them.
Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton. She's my favourite author, and each book lives up to my expectations.
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
KH: More stories to write/release and share with readers. I'll be at the Romantic Times Convention this month in Chicago. I'm taking my daughter so it will be a lot of girl time. My daughter turns sixteen in June, so I'm looking forward to how her life changes with driving, new job, boys (not really!). The hubby and I plan to take a trip, somewhere this year, so it's fun planning something for just the two of us.
Did I mention more stories to write? *g*
HH: Thank you!
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